Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small donkey

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A donkey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A donkey.
  • n. A name sometimes given in Great Britain to the alga Laminaria digitata.
  • n. A name of species of grunts of the family Hœmulidæ, as Pomadasis macracanthus of the Pacific coast of tropical America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small donkey used as a pack animal

Etymologies

Spanish, back-formation from borrico, donkey, from Late Latin burrīcus, small horse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why not use humor in teaching style, especially when it makes the point so well? burro, burrow A burro is an ass.

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  • I had one of the lowest IQs in my class and was called a burro by the kids and stupid by our teachers most of my life.

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  • If sitting on a burro is too distressing for the little one, there are peaceful grottoes, with the figure of Juan Diego kneeling before the Blessed Mother, that can serve as a background.

    The Virgin of Guadalupe celebration in Oaxaca

  • In some cases even a burro is present, for the Virgin to mount.

    Posadas, Pastorelas And Nacimientos

  • Even when Dona Berta delivered our burros de leña, (firewood was measured in burro loads) small-talk was kept to a minimum.

    Calle Rico

  • It gets its name from Mexico, where it was a popular “packed lunch” for traveling burro is Spanish for donkey.

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  • The burro is the common carrier and, because of his sterling qualities, is a prime favorite in all of the pueblos.

    Arizona Sketches

  • The one good thing about staying here is the fact that I saw my first "burro" on the trail.

    Part 15: El Camino de Santiago

  • One should remember that in the development of these deserts the prospector owes a deep debt of gratitude to that patient, faithful little beast, the donkey, or "burro," as it is commonly known; without the service of this animal many a man would have suffered a lingering death.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • The brown aboriginal, his "burro" laden with charcoal, or skins of _pulque_, or himself staggering under a load of planks heavy enough to weigh down

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

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